|Project by kennethw||posted 12-01-2009 06:01 AM||1911 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
A new marking knife, shaped with a spokeshave and sandpaper, designed to be held like a pen knife as well as in other positions for more forceful marking. The end near the blade is tapered on the underside for a pen-like grip, with a relieved flat ledge on top to rest an index finger or a thumb for more rotational stability.
The blade itself was made from a worn jigsaw blade (props to David Finck’s Making & Mastering Wood Planes for the idea on that) that was cut down with a hacksaw and shaped using a Dremel, then refined and sharpened with waterstones.
It’s comfortable. It really does feel like an extension of my hand, as it was made by my hands. It’s a basic thing, but I’m happy with it. :)